Have you ever wondered about joining a peer support network when life throws you down?! Seeking out a group of understanding strangers, who might be able to relate to your personal ordeals, can sound both promising and intimidating, but where do you begin? Well, let’s take a look at what we’re dealing with here.
According to Mental Health America, traditional support groups are “offered as a space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness.” Groups usually focus on specific topics and have a designated moderator, who makes sure the group is always a safe space for people to talk about their problems. The network just means that Supportiv finds the right people for your group for you. Zero effort! Here are some other benefits you can expect:
So, you’ve given support groups some thought, but are still keeping this idea on the backburner for now. Let’s call out some of the reasons you might be stalling:
If a traditional support group is too much of a commitment for you at the moment, consider an alternative. Supportiv is a mental wellness app with a support network that offers a new way for people to help one another. It lets you access a peer group in seconds straight from your phone. You don’t need to provide personal information, and unlike traditional in-person support groups that focus on specific topics, you don’t need to wonder which group you should join. Just open the app, type what’s on your mind, and you’ll be connected to other people like you using the app at that moment. If you happen to sign on when your struggle is unique, you’ll be able to talk to one of Supportiv’s trained moderators, who participate in all chats to maintain a safe and positive environment. You’ll never have to worry about dealing with personal attacks, which are so common online these days. Supportiv keeps the groups small – no more than 10 people per virtual room, so everyone gets a chance to speak. Best of all, you stay anonymous throughout the whole experience, so go ahead and open up! Just be real, talk about what’s really bothering you. You’ll never see these people again!